Banned Books, 2015: The first book banned and burned in the New World was published in London in 1650.
The first book banned and burned in the New World was published in London in 1650: William Pynchon’s “The Meritorious Price of Our Redemption,” a critique of Puritanism.
It is Banned Books Week, 2015. Refresh your Recollection on your ‘Freedom to Read’ via ALA’s The Freedom to Read Statement
To help commemorate Banned Books Week, 2015 edition, please (re-) read The American Library Association's 'Freedom to Read' Statement and familiarize yourself with the concept(s) contained within: "The freedom to read is essential to our democracy."
The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom announced its sponsorship of “Let’s Encrypt,” a free, automated, and open certificate authority. This service will allow anyone who owns a domain name to obtain a server certificate at zero cost, making it possible to encrypt data communications between servers and provide greater security for those using the internet for email, browsing, or other online tasks.
'Offline' is a resource from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) that highlights individuals, and tells their stories, who are in prison around the world for raising their voices online. And, EFF supports the principles of free expression laid out in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and believes that those principles must extend online.
Freedom of speech campaigners hit back as a recent poll reveals an increasing appetite among US adults for banning books and restricting children’s access to ‘inappropriate’ library books.
Dav Pilkey’s bestselling Captain Underpants books have been pulled from the shelves and out of children’s hands for being ‘inappropriate’ and ‘anti-establishment’. Here’s why that’s so wrong.
Electronic Frontier Foundation Asks Court on Behalf of Libraries and Booksellers to Recognize Readers’ Right to Be Free of NSA’s Online Surveillance
Libraries and bookstores fighting to protect your right to read (on the internet).
A new volunteer effort from the people at the Internet Archive to save documents and other artifacts before they disappear.
How can a site run by volunteers inoculate itself against well-funded PR efforts? And how can those volunteers distinguish between information that’s trustworthy and information that’s suspect?
Find out about XKEYSCORE, a secret NSA program that indexes data slurped up from covert fiber-taps, hacked systems, and smartphones, including "full take" data and metadata.
Recent research suggests that Internet shutdowns are becoming part of a toolkit for more violent repression by authorities.